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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-21-03....My Kingdom for a Horse
Billie

Posted on 11/21/2003 6:27:47 AM PST by Billie



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
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~ Billie, Mama_Bear, dansangel, dutchess, Aquamarine ~










I've loved horses since I was a little girl but never had one until I was married. The beautiful sorrel above is "Little John", a Registered Quarter Horse - little only because, at just under 15 hands, he was 'slightly' smaller in stature than the others we've had. Most of the horses we've owned have been Quarter Horses - they seem to be the horse of choice here. Let me first say that I'm not a great rider (that's Mr. B's forte - he grew up with them - his dad probably put him in the saddle before he could walk!) As for me, mostly I just like to look at them. :) I am in awe of these gorgeous animals!

The horses pictured below are only a few of the well-known breeds, and you can find additional information on some of the more distinctive gaited breeds, as well as the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales, in the links that follow their photos a little further down.


The Quarter Horse breed, stockier than a Thoroughbred, is a great all-around pleasure and working horse - a good "cowboy" or "cowgirl" horse, he is both strong and quick! The Thoroughbred, with his tall, lean body, is built for speed and racing. However, in my opinion, Arabians are the most beautiful and graceful of all - they are known for their high, arched necks, a dish nose and long, flowing manes. The Peruvian Paso horse has a very distinct gait, and is said to be one of the smoothest horses to ride. An Appaloosa, like a Dalmation, cannot hide his spots! They are very colorful and, if our Western movies are to be believed, must have been a favorite of the American Indian. :)




Before there were "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", there was the horse. Dog may be Man's Best Friend, but before there was other transportation, a horse was as essential to man as life; and if one were caught stealing another's horse, he would be shot, or hanged. Steal his wife and you may survive, but steal his horse and death was certain - and it was justified.

One of the most amazing things about a horse is that those four legs look so fragile when compared to the rest of their bodies, not to mention the additional weight of a saddle and rider, which they carry so effortlessly!



Amazingly fast, incredibly strong, tirelessly proud, fantastically gentle, he is a huge dark beast that touches the hearts of all who meet him.

He has known joy and violence. Felt the warmth of children and the cruelty of abuse. He has nearly died saving lives and nearly been killed by a drunken act. He has known the finery of grand estates and the filth of stinking slums. He has survived fire and flood, starvation and torment.

And nothing could break his spirit - or his great love. This is his life. He is called the horse.
~ Anna Sewell ~







Clydesdales

The Clydesdale is a good, active mover. Cow hocks, a characteristic of this breed, contribute to the strong power the Clydesdale produces. The withers are often higher than the croup to promote better traction. The lower legs are characterized with heavy, silky feathers. They are usually 16.2 hands high to 17.2 hands, and weigh a ton or more. Clydesdales are generally bay, brown, or black. White is very predominant on the face and legs, and may run up on to the body. Perhaps the most famous of all Clydesdales are the Budweiser Clydesdale horses.

Today, the Clydesdales are a living symbol of Anheuser-Busch, the largest brewer in the world. Impressive in size and remarkable in precision, their thrilling performances are enjoyed throughout the U.S.

The Budweiser horses are raised in two locations - Menifee, California and St. Louis, Missouri. They own between 225 and 250 horses, which is the "largest herd in the world." However, very few of these horses are used for appearances because they must have a specific color and markings.





The Dancing White Stallions

The Lipizzaner Stallions Home Page

The Lipizzan is a rare and unique breed; its history and culture is known worldwide. The Walt Disney movie "The Miracle of the White Stallions", depicting General George S. Patton saving them at the end of World War II from certain extinction, created an even greater worldwide interest in the Lipizzaner breed. Had it not been for Patton, there would be no Lipizzans today.

The Lipizzaner Stallions are on their 33rd Anniversary Tour in 2003. When you see the Lipizzans perform, it is like stepping back four hundred years and viewing one of the greatest equine ballets in history.







Tennessee Walking Horses

The Tennessee Walking Horse breed evolved from the Narragansett Pacer, Canadian, Morgan, Standardbred, Thoroughbred and American Saddlebred. These bloods were bred into one animal in the Tennessee bluegrass region. By doing this it resulted in one of the best show and trail riding horses. Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' Association has nearly 300,000 registered horses in the United states today.

The Tennessee Walker has a long sloping shoulder, a long sloping hip. The colors of the Walking Horse can vary; any color is acceptable. The Tennessee Walking Horse also performs three very distinct gaits: the flat foot walk, running walk and canter. These gaits are what make the Tennessee Walking Horse so famous. The term ‘big lick’ is used to describe an exaggeration of these gaits, in which the horse has a big reach in front and substantial overstride behind. The flat foot walk can reach speeds of 4 to 8 miles an hour. With the running walk they can reach speeds of 10 to 20 miles an hour. The canter is the smoothest of all of the gaits, with a swift and gentle ride.





A pen & ink sketch I did for the program of a
Charity Horse Show in Dallas a few years ago.




One of our most beloved heros made many Western movies before becoming the Governor of California and later the President of the United States. The sketch below shows that the good guys not only wear white hats - they ride white horses, as well. :)




Hope you've enjoyed these little vignettes of a few of God's Finest creatures. Here's a final photo and a touching prayer I found; the author is unknown.



Give me food and drink and care for me. And when the day's work is done, shelter me. Give me a clean bed and leave me not too small a place in the stable. Talk to me, for your voice often takes the place of reins; be good to me and I shall serve you more gladly and love you. Don't tear at the reins. Don't reach for your crop when we come to a hill. Don't beat me or hit me if I misunderstand. Don't think me disobedient if I fail your will; perhaps there is something wrong with my harness or my hooves. A bad tooth - you know how that hurts. Don't tether me too tight and don't crop my tail - it's my only weapon against mosquitoes and flies.

Let me ask this of you in the name of Him who was born in the stable. And when the time comes, Dear Master, when I am no longer of use to you, don't let me starve, or freeze, nor sell me. Don't give me to a stranger who works me slowly to death and feeds me not; but be kind and prepare me for a quick and merciful end. God will reward you for it, now, and through eternity. And I shall come to you, always...... running.


~ unknown ~









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1 posted on 11/21/2003 6:27:47 AM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; Billie; dansangel; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; .45MAN; Aeronaut; ..
Good Friday morning, Finest FReepers!
Cowboy boots and stetson are optional,
but.........."I love these animals!"


2 posted on 11/21/2003 6:29:06 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
NOW you're talkin!

My favorite view is over my horse's ears!


3 posted on 11/21/2003 6:35:22 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Billie
Good one. Have a nice day Billie and everyone. I'm off to work.
DUB
4 posted on 11/21/2003 6:35:24 AM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Billie
However, in my opinion, Arabians are the most beautiful and graceful of all - they are known for their high, arched necks, a dish nose and long, flowing manes.

The Arabian horse is great art, a fine porcelain thing.

5 posted on 11/21/2003 6:39:54 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Billie
((((((((((((((Billie!))))))))))))))))
6 posted on 11/21/2003 6:45:12 AM PST by JohnHuang2 (< -- As Neanderthal as they come)
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To: Billie; .45MAN
(((((((((Billie))))))))))))

What a fabulously *beautiful* tribute to an exquisite animal that I have admired from afar all of my life.

You are so fortunate to have a horse as part of your family, although I realize they are as much work as they are wonderful to have. But, somehow I know it is more than worth it.

As a young girl, I played "horses" at recess. My friends and I would pretend to be galloping horses out in the wild. I long to ride a horse one day and .45MAN has promised me we will do this. He was fortunate enough to have gone horseback riding in the wilderness of Alaska while stationed there many years ago. His eyes still get that "faraway look" to this day when he talks about it - LOL!

Thank you for this wonderful thread on a FRiday - have a great day!
7 posted on 11/21/2003 6:47:04 AM PST by dansangel (*PROUD to be a knuckle-dragging, toothless, inbred, right-wing, Southern, gun-toting Neanderthal *)
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To: Billie
Billie. Absolutely beautiful...AND very informative. The background and illustrations are stunning...but we've come to expect that.

We stated a hipportherapy program a few years ago in our community...physical therapy with young children on horses. It's very volunteer intensive, most of these children are under 5, have several limitations such as cerbral palsy so in addition to the physical therapist you need someone to lead, someone behind and on the other side of the therapist. The kids respond so well and it is very rewarding. It's worked beautifully with autistic children also.

Recently we expanded and have been working once a week with young juvenile offenders on diversion. Most have very little in their lives..enter the program with a major chip on their shoulder ready to "bully" the horse. NOT! One of the worst now volunteers with the younger children. Horses are indeed wonderful creatures.

Back to work...will stop back later. Enjoy your day.
8 posted on 11/21/2003 7:14:52 AM PST by dutchess (A proud card carrying neanderthal!)
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To: Billie
Billie, is your quote taken from Monty Walsh?... Beautiful work, BTW, as always.
9 posted on 11/21/2003 7:16:04 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
I love that picture, HOTD! I remember it when you were profiled here.
10 posted on 11/21/2003 7:20:41 AM PST by Billie
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To: Dubya
Thank you, Dubya. I'm glad you stopped in on your way to work.
11 posted on 11/21/2003 7:22:04 AM PST by Billie
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To: JohnHuang2
What a hug! Great seeing you here at this time of day!

(((((((((((((((((((JH2))))))))))))))))))

12 posted on 11/21/2003 7:23:54 AM PST by Billie
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To: dansangel
Hi, Sistah! Thank you. I do love these animals. :)
13 posted on 11/21/2003 7:26:15 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; AnAmericanMother
What a lovely way to start the day!

Well, actually, my day already started with a couple of hours spent soaking my horse's injured leg in warm water and Epsom salts, walking him, giving him his antibiotic injection, etc., as he tries to recover from an injury received on a trail ride over two months ago. But he is so trusting and brave that I just can't let him down; he relies on me to make him better. They are such great creatures.

Thanks for the great pictures. Ping to AmericanMother, another horse fancier.
14 posted on 11/21/2003 7:29:30 AM PST by livius
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To: dutchess
Hey there! Two of my Sistahs one right after the other! I tried to get this up earlier this morning, but it just didn't work out. :)

The horses are such great therapy for children with CP. Their eyes just light up when they're sitting up there. :)

15 posted on 11/21/2003 7:30:10 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Terrific Billie1 Another great and very readable post. Luv ya!
16 posted on 11/21/2003 7:35:53 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: MHGinTN
Thank you, MHGinTN. Were you talking about the 'prayer' or the one in the welcome graphic. I didn't find a name attributed to either of them. Wish I knew.
17 posted on 11/21/2003 7:37:09 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; dansangel; All
Billie this is wonderful thread.. I have always loved these animals and have been lucky enough to have spent some extended time with some of them in Alaska many many years ago.

I have been also lucky enough to see the Lipizzaner Stallions in Europe again many years ago.

Have visited the Budweiser Clydesdales many times in Merrimack NH I was living just down the road from them in Amherst NH.

18 posted on 11/21/2003 7:40:44 AM PST by .45MAN (Anybody got a barrel I can sit on!)
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To: livius
Hi, livius. Thanks for coming today! I loved reading your post, and hope your horse' leg is all well soon.
19 posted on 11/21/2003 7:41:05 AM PST by Billie
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To: Temple Owl
Well, thank you so much! Hugs to my favorite owl!!!

((((((((((Temple Owl))))))))))))

20 posted on 11/21/2003 7:42:16 AM PST by Billie
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To: .45MAN
Thanks, Dan! Great post, great tag line! And I'm jealous you've actually SEEN the Lipizzans LIVE! (AND the Budweiser Clydesdales!)
21 posted on 11/21/2003 7:43:46 AM PST by Billie
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To: livius; Billie; AnAmericanMother
Thanks for the ping and the great pix!

Hope your baby is soon better, livius, we've all spent time with the bandages and the Epsom salts . . .

My girl and I rode in the fall Hunter Pace at Shakerag last month - it was such a howling success (our team won our division) that we're going out with the Shamrock in December. This will be the first time in 25 years that I have "followed the fox" -- but with my girl doing the heavy lifting I am supremely confident. My trainer put every jump in the ring up six inches "for practice" and she flew everything like a bird, jumps everything out of her stride, paces herself, just a sweetheart.

In the life's embarassing moments department, I dug out my old hunting stock and discovered that when I had put it away back in 1973 or thereabouts, I had disassembled it to wash and iron. It was a pre-tied stock and I couldn't figure out how to put it back together! So I went out to the local horse store and found a "real" stock, washed, starched and ironed it and it is easier to tie than the supposedly "convenient" one. So at least this trip we'll be authentic!

22 posted on 11/21/2003 7:45:40 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; dansangel; dutchess; Aquamarine; SpookBrat; LadyX; Pippin; nicmarlo
Mornin', everybody ! Horsey Friday !


Have a cup while you Freep !

23 posted on 11/21/2003 7:46:04 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (http://richard.meek.home.comcast.net/SorosClintoon.JPG)
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Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to Billie; Mama_Bear; Dansangel; Dutchess; Aquamarine and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.

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OhioWfan........................son
mystery-ak..........son, husband
Gogrammy................grandson
Inspectorette...................son
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
anniegetyourgun...........nephew
Pippin....niece,nephew,loved one
Doug from Upland......son-in-law
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater..........cousin
WaterDragon..son-in-law,grandson
BeforeISleep...................son
The Mayor........................niece
LadyX.........................grandson
fawn796.......................nephew
StarCMC......................brother
kimmie7.....................brother
ValerieUSA..................2 sons
TexKat................son, step-son
Spruce.....................daughter
Explorer89................brother
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne.........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells..................active duty
LongCut..................active duty
Trish.......................active duty
ODC-GIRL.................active duty
Maigrey................cousin
ladtx....................2 sons
Mama_Bear.........2 nephews
gator girl............husband
severa................husband
MozartLover......son, nephew
LBGA........................son
SpookBrat...........nephew
Himyar.....................son
boxerblues............2 sons
the piper...................son
sheeza...............husband
kemathen7...........husband
Tiffee4Bob.......boyfriend
Diver Dave................niece
deadhead................cousin
JimRobinson.....2 nephews
Armymarinemom.....3 sons
Consort..2 daughters,son-in-law
Darheel..................niece
dixie sass.............nephew
BeAllYouCanBe.........son
AgThorn...............2 sons
homeschoolmama.......nephew
kneezles.................son
Atomic Conspiracy..half-brother
Atomic Conspiracy...nephew
Atomic Conspiracy...niece
visualops..............cousin



24 posted on 11/21/2003 7:49:34 AM PST by Billie
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To: AnAmericanMother
Would love to see a picture of your girl! Enjoyed your post - thanks for sharing with us. :)
25 posted on 11/21/2003 7:52:07 AM PST by Billie
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To: MeeknMing
Morning, Meekie! :)
26 posted on 11/21/2003 7:53:07 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Oh Billie! I can't wait to pick Amanda up! She is going to LOVE this thread.
27 posted on 11/21/2003 7:55:56 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: lonestar; FreeTheHostages; jwfiv; Billie; Pippin; Libertina; JohnHuang2; Aquamarine; ST.LOUIE1; ...
Good morning to the Finest!


28 posted on 11/21/2003 7:57:37 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
Hi, Cal! Great! Was such fun writing about these beautiful things!
29 posted on 11/21/2003 7:57:53 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Wonderful,beautiful subject Billie.I have not been on a horse since I was a youngster,nagged,begged,pleaded to have a horse of my own to no avail!I loved the information on all these beautiful creatures.Thank you!
30 posted on 11/21/2003 7:57:58 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Calpernia
What a sweet animation!
31 posted on 11/21/2003 7:58:31 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Thank you for the pictures everyone!

I want to have a horse....
One day (when everything is more stable...excuse the pun)
32 posted on 11/21/2003 7:59:09 AM PST by najida (Nope, this isn't breaking news either. Come back after lunch.)
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To: MEG33
Thank YOU, Meg. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
33 posted on 11/21/2003 7:59:26 AM PST by Billie
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To: MeeknMing; GailA; The Mayor
Hey, where are Gail and Rus with my coffee? I'm stuck being served from a Neanderthal!


34 posted on 11/21/2003 8:00:54 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Billie; .45MAN
OK, I'm gonna brag here, I apologize in advance . . .

but I've actually been lucky enough to RIDE an honest to goodness Lipizzaner - pedigree, brands, and all.

There is a couple from Austria here in Atlanta that used to run a riding stable over on the east side of town. They brought some Lipizzaners with them from Austria. When I was going to school in Decatur I rode at their barn, I had just come back from 4 years at college in the northeast, and it was quite a change from riding the big leggy hunters in the hunter-jumper shows for my college equestrian team.

For one thing, the Lipizzaners are SMALL. Tiny. Almost pony sized. I usually rode this beautiful neat mare, and I could climb on her from the ground - that means she was small, folks, because I'm always looking for a bucket or car bumper or fence rail to climb on with. It's their extreme musculature and tremendous presence that gives the impression of size. And they are STRONG. This little mare was like a big Dodge truck - you had to hold her with all your might and push her forward into the bit to get her into frame - after riding her for an hour I was absolutely worn out!

35 posted on 11/21/2003 8:01:36 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: Billie
One day, my daughter will have a horse. I intend to keep that promise.
36 posted on 11/21/2003 8:02:10 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Billie
I love horses, too. Now.

I have lots of horses. I ride them everyday.

Roy came for Trigger long before I got here.

Weinie

37 posted on 11/21/2003 8:05:21 AM PST by lonestar (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie.


38 posted on 11/21/2003 8:06:31 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: lonestar
I don't advise chasing squirrels on horseback!
39 posted on 11/21/2003 8:08:40 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Billie
Here is my darling girl - "Full of Grace" is her name, but everybody calls her "Gracie".

We were looking at her teeth Wednesday night, and we figure she's about 18 years old (hence the dip in her back). She's a registered Thoroughbred, IIRC Bold Ruler and War Admiral breeding - but she was sold as a yearling because even then it was apparent that she could NOT catch cold. Speed is not her thing - but she has lovely conformation, beautiful gaits, and was born to jump. My trainer is big into combined training, but until I went with this trainer about 9-10 years ago all I did was hunter-jumper. So every now and then I braid up Gracie's mane and take her to the local hunter shows, where she cleans up. The last show I took her to (it was a small local and unrated show) she won EVERY class she entered.

My trainer bought her at age 13, unbroken, she had been a broodmare making beautiful Appendix babies with a Quarter Horse stallion (one of her colts was National Halter Champion). We literally threw a saddle on her back and got on, she never objected, her attitude was, "Well, if the humans want me to do it I guess it must be O.K."

I need to get some good action shots of her. I have some old ones but I'm ashamed to look at them, let alone post them. Now that I've lost almost 20 pounds I don't look like such a lump on top of a horse . . . but I need to lose another 15 as I am still not a credit to my mount . . . :-(

40 posted on 11/21/2003 8:09:54 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Billie
I just changed my ink cartridges in my printer last night. Money down, by the time this thread is over and my daughter is done printing....I will need new ones!

Full of Grace is beautiful!
41 posted on 11/21/2003 8:11:26 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Post some pics of your horse. I enjoy seeing them.
42 posted on 11/21/2003 8:12:56 AM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: dansangel
Word to the wise!

When you decide to go for a riding vacation, plan to embark on a conditioning program 2-3 months or more before you head out. Find a good stable with an instructor who caters to adult learners, and ride at least once a week.

You will enjoy your riding holiday so much more! It can make the difference between being happy and relaxed on top of a happy mount as you admire the scenery and wildlife, and being hunched up in agony on an irritated horse, trying to keep the tender bits out of contact with the saddle and praying for the ride to end! Not to mention being unable to walk the next day . . .

When I don't ride for a week or so, I pay too . . . :-p

43 posted on 11/21/2003 8:17:29 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: najida
Thanks, najida, for coming, and for enjoying a love of horses with us. :)
44 posted on 11/21/2003 8:18:23 AM PST by Billie
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To: AnAmericanMother
Great advice! As my hubby's tagline states (. 45MAN further up in the thread) if your advice is not followed, a barrel might be your best bet to sit on afterwards - LOL!
45 posted on 11/21/2003 8:21:43 AM PST by dansangel (*PROUD to be a knuckle-dragging, toothless, inbred, right-wing, Southern, gun-toting Neanderthal *)
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To: AnAmericanMother
I am impressed, and also thank you for the information that they are small in stature. See, I never would have guessed that they were a 'tiny' breed. I can see if you're used to the tall, long-legged Thoroughbreds, it would be quite a change for you. :)
46 posted on 11/21/2003 8:21:48 AM PST by Billie
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To: Calpernia
I believe you *will* keep that promise! And I'm so glad that we're getting more photos from others. It was tough knowing when to stop collecting them just for the original post!
47 posted on 11/21/2003 8:23:54 AM PST by Billie
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To: lonestar
Oh, what a sweet 'post' from weinie. :)
48 posted on 11/21/2003 8:24:52 AM PST by Billie
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To: Calpernia
Hey, where are Gail and Rus with my coffee? I'm stuck being served from a Neanderthal!

LOL !! Watch it ! Or I'll post my fat teddy pic ! LOL !!


49 posted on 11/21/2003 8:25:32 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (http://richard.meek.home.comcast.net/SorosClintoon.JPG)
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To: Aeronaut
'Morning, Aeronaut! Hope it's a beautiful day for you!
50 posted on 11/21/2003 8:26:23 AM PST by Billie
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